2007 Giants Vs. 2011 Giants: Comparing Super Bowl Champs -- Cornerbacks

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 29: Plaxico Burress (17) of the New York Jets tries to elude the coverage of Corey Webster (23) of the New York Giants during their pre season game on August 29, 2011 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

As we get near the end of our position-by-position comparison of the 2007 and 2011 Super Bowl-winning New York Giants we come to the cornerback spot. This one is a little weird for a couple of reasons. Mostly that is because of Corey Webster, who barely played during the 2007 regular season but was spectacular in place of the injured and aging Sam Madison in the postseason.

2007 Regular Season

Aaron Ross -- 42 tackles, 3 interceptions, 1.5 sacks, 9 passes defensed
Sam Madison -- 67 tackles, 4 interceptions, 1 sack, 14 passes defensed
Corey Webster -- 18 tackles, 1 interception, 3 passes defensed
Kevin Dockery -- 46 tackles, 8 passes defensed

2011 Regular Season

Aaron Ross -- 61 tackles, 4 interceptions, 13 passes defensed
Corey Webster -- 53 tackles, 6 interceptions, 16 passes defensed
Prince Amukamara -- 14 tackles, 1 interception, 3 passes defensed

Justin Tryon, Michael Coe and Brian Williams all also played a little bit at corner, but not really enough to have their full stats listed here.

Ross's two seasons were pretty identical, maybe a little better in 2011. Madison played well for the Giants in 2007 during the regular season and Webster was spectacular in the playoffs, In 2011, Webster was already fully established as one of the league's best corners, and played that way. Dockery gave the Giants far more than Amukamara, so perhaps on that basis -- and Webster's spectacular postseason, you have to lean toward the 2007 group.

ADVANTAGE: 2007

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